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Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 2 months ago
USA is an awesome place to explore. Lacking much of the known history that Europe has, United States has a diversity of natural landscape that is hard to beat. From red rock canyons to massive granite rock formations, to volcanoes, to rocky columns and towers, to amazing waterfalls, to fossil beds and amazing coastlines, United States has something for every nature lover, and every so often, a few things for a history lover. Here are our recent explorations by state:
Posted by: budgettravel in Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 1 year, 2 months ago
Calico Tanks, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
If you're looking for a moderately challenging hike that takes you through multicolored layers of rock with some effort, this hike is for you. Rated a moderate hike despite its short distance (2.5 miles), Calico Tanks will require you to sometimes scramble, climb and boulder over a rock or five.
Posted by: budgettravel in Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 1 year, 2 months ago
Historic Railroad Tunnels (Lake Mead NRA) to Hoover Dam, Nevada
Hoover Dam is an attraction to many visiting Las Vegas. Built in the 1930s, it was the tallest dam in the world at the time. The Dam produced the largest reservoir in the world, known as Lake Mead. The railroad that carried supplies 24 hours a day for the building of Hoover Dam was recently converted to a trail. It's trailhead starts near Lake Mead NRA’s (National Recreation Area) Alan Bible Visitor Center. Designated a National Historic Trail, the Historic Railroad Trail goes through five tunnels and leads to the top of Hoover Dam.